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Fall 2022 Sociology GU4124 section 001
Status, Evaluation, and Inequality
Status, Evaluation, Inequ

Call Number 13593
Day & Time
F 10:10am-12:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor James Chu
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Who gets respect? On what basis? Differences in respect and esteem are a basic form of inequality, with consequences for the (re)production of other inequalities and their durability. The goal of this course is to equip you to see the throughline between status, evaluation, and inequality. Along the way, you will learn how social psychological theories at the micro-level relate to macro-level inequalities. We will tackle questions like the following: Why, and how, do status hierarchies emerge in nearly all societies and groups? How do status differences affect material inequalities like access to jobs? Why is it so hard to change inaccurate stereotypes about women or racial minorities? Will algorithms improve or exacerbate biases in our assessments of merit?
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 20 students (20 max) as of 5:03PM Thursday, August 11, 2022
Status Full
Subject Sociology
Number GU4124
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223SOCI4124W001

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